Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Location: Scottish Castles | UK

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Voted ‘best hotel in Europe’, Inverlochy Castle Hotel is Scotland’s finest luxury hotel and restaurant, uniquely located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands. A 19th-century baronial mansion where old world rooms blend perfectly with new world service, Inverlochy Castle Hotel greets you with both magnificence and comfort, setting the tone for your entire stay.  
Perfect forExperiencing the height of luxury in the Highlands of Scotland.
In the knowQueen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy during an 1873 visit to Balmoral, and remarked that she had “never seen a lovelier or more romantic spot”.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Where

In Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK- only three miles from Fort William town centre.

Rooms at Inverlochy Castle Hotel

True to traditional Scottish decor, the carpets are lush, the pelmets swagged and the beds entirely comfortable. Each of the 17 bedrooms have a large private bathroom, an individually designed interior, and a fantastic view of the extensive grounds and surrounding mountains. Make sure to book the Queen’s suite to feel like a monarch during your unforgettable stay.

Food and facilities

Explore the estate to work up an appetite for the decadent and delicious British menu served at the 3 AA Rosette castle restaurant. With chef Philip Carnegie at the helm, venture into the Red Room (gentlemen advised to wear jacket and tie) and take a seat at a table gifted by the King of Norway and decorated by the best Christofle French silverware and Riedel crystal glasses. As you gaze out through the large bay windows that offer views to the west, listen to the excellent pianist and harpist as you sample the exquisite menu of curry dusted west coast scallops with cauliflower, golden raisin and coriander, followed by roasted veal sweetbreads with macaroni, stuffed with a cep duxelle, parmesan crust and perigord truffle. For breakfast, don’t forget to try the porridge with a shot of whisky.

Activities at Inverlochy Castle Hotel

With Achnacarry Estate, a 75,000-acre sporting and country pursuit estate, nearby, there are a wide range of activities to suit all interests, including deer stalking, hill walks, shooting, fishing, photography and sighting tours, and wildlife excursions. If that is not enough, you can also go mountain biking, off-road driving, whitewater rafting, golfing and hunting in the surrounding area.

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